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Proposed Commercial Driver Cell Phone Regulation Could Increase Safety

2011-02-02
On September 27th, 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a new rule prohibiting drivers of commercial motor vehicles from texting while driving. Now, the FMCSA has announced a proposed new rule that would ban these same drivers from other uses of a mobile phone -- specifically reaching for, holding or dialing -- while driving. The regulation would make the roads safer for all drivers, and establish an important standard that courts would look to in determining negligence in accidents. A period for comment on the new rule is now open, and ...

China Pledges to Fortify Intellectual Property Protections

2011-02-02
The likely successor to the current Chinese premier acknowledged during a recent trip to Europe that his country needs to improve protection of foreign copyrights, patents and trademarks. "China will continue to improve foreign business related laws, regulations and policies, and give protection to intellectual property rights in order to provide a level playing field and a stable, orderly, transparent and predictable market environment for all players," Vice Premier Li Keqiang wrote in an article in China Daily marking his visit to Germany. Responding to German Concerns Mr. ...

Written Agreement Necessary for Palimony in New Jersey

2011-02-02
In January 2011, New Jersey legislators passed a bill requiring unmarried couples who agree to palimony to put their promises to each other in writing. New Jersey law recognizes both civil unions and domestic partnerships, but under the new legislation, unmarried couples cannot obtain palimony without written agreements. Palimony In a palimony agreement, an unmarried couple declares that one partner will provide financial support to the other partner if the couple's relationship ends. In addition to laying out each person's financial expectations and obligations, ...

Minnesota Court Decision Leaves Construction Company Unpaid for Completed Work

2011-02-02
A recent decision from the Minnesota Court of Appeals has held that a construction company may not receive full payment from a city for the company's work on a completed construction project. The dispute arose out of a failed residential subdivision project, a scenario likely to be repeated in the wake of the housing boom and bust. The decision therefore may have important implications for construction law and commercial real estate. Development Agreement In early 2007, Percheron Properties, a developer, received approval from the City of Avon, Minnesota, to build ...

NHTSA Study Reveals Effectiveness of Antilock Brake Technology

2011-02-02
Because they weigh up to 80,000 pounds, when tractor trailers and other heavy trucks are involved in accidents, the consequences are likely to be serious. Any actions that help to reduce the number of truck accidents will help improve the overall safety of the roads and reduce the frequency of serious injuries. In an effort to reduce truck accidents, federal regulations have required all newly manufactured semi-trailers and trucks to have Antilock Braking Systems (ABS) since 1998. However, it was not clear how effective this requirement had been in reducing truck accidents ...

Safety Concerns of Government Planes and Helicopters

2011-02-02
Most would think government aircraft are some of the safest in the country. As it turns out, this is likely not the case. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which regulates airlines, lacks the authority to regulate the safety of aircraft operated by state and local governments or other federal agencies. The NTSB chairman, Deborah Hersman, said such aircraft are safety "orphans" with no body responsible for their safety. Tragic Accident The NTSB made its stunning finding after recently completing its investigation ...

Sharing the Road: Tips to Stay Safe on North Carolina Highways

2011-02-02
The number of motorcycle riders has increased in recent years and it is easy to see why: motorcycles are fun to ride, less expensive than cars and more fuel efficient. Unfortunately, riding a motorcycle can also be a risky activity, particularly on crowded highways. According to recent statistics, when an accident occurs, motorcyclists are three times more likely to be injured and five times more likely to be killed than those driving automobiles. If you have been injured or have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident, contact a North Carolina motorcycle accident attorney ...

Atlanta Moving Company Coast 2 Coast Moving & Storage Highlights Flexibility During Moving Off-Season

Atlanta Moving Company Coast 2 Coast Moving & Storage Highlights Flexibility During Moving Off-Season
2011-02-02
Atlanta moving company Coast 2 Coast Moving & Storage recognizes the benefits for potential movers during the wintertime, the off-season for moving companies. The flexibility afforded by moving over the winter is an attractive alternative for many over the busier summertime months. When most families choose a time to move, school schedules play a major factor. Moving during the summer avoids the hassle of removing children from school, and the summertime is often more conducive to taking time off from work as well. Because the summer is the peak season for the moving ...

Smyrna Georgia Hotel Near Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Provides Accommodations to Fans at Clay Aiken in Concert

2011-02-02
Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Galleria Hotel, an affordable Smyrna Georgia hotel, is the perfect place for fan to stay who are traveling in town for Clay Aiken's Tried & True Tour. Aiken will take the stage at Cobb Performing Arts Centre at 8:00pm on February 16, 2011. He will perform songs off his newest and fifth studio album, "Tried & True," featuring classic songs including "Unchained Melody," "Suspicious Minds," "Can't Take My Eye's Off You," and "Mack the Knife". First made famous in 2003 on the hit TV show American Idol where he was runner up, Clay Aiken is a singer, ...

Monroe North Carolina Hotel Offers Lodging to Upcoming Musical Production at Wingate University

Monroe North Carolina Hotel Offers Lodging to Upcoming Musical Production at Wingate University
2011-02-02
Super 8 Monroe North Carolina Hotel offers affordable accommodations to families and friends attending Wingate University's upcoming musical production of 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very bad Day'. The play will take place 7:00pm on February 11 and at 3:00pm on February 12, 2011. Wingate University, which is a private residential liberal arts university, is only 5 miles of this Monroe NC hotel. The musical 'Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very bad Day' is based on the 1972 children's book. In the story Alexander wakes up with gum in ...

Gaffney Hotel Near Limestone College Offers Lodging to Guests Attending the Theatre Production of 'Almost, Maine'

2011-02-02
Hampton Inn Gaffney Hotel offers convenient lodging to guests attending Limestone College's theater production of 'Almost, Maine.' The show will be held February 24 through 26, 2011 at Limestone Theatre Center. Limestone College, a four year Christian, non-denominational college, is located only miles from this Gaffney South Carolina hotel. Almost, Maine is an American comedy that tells the story of couples that fall in and out of love. It is comprised of nearly a dozen two-character vignettes that explore the joys and perils of romance. The story takes place on a star-filled ...

Atlanta Perimeter Hotel Offers Nearby Lodging to the Theatre Production of Peter Pan at Pemberton Place

Atlanta Perimeter Hotel Offers Nearby Lodging to the Theatre Production of Peter Pan at Pemberton Place
2011-02-02
ATLANTA, GA, February 02, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Atlanta Perimeter Hotel (North) near Dunwoody, GA offers convenient accommodations to guests attending the production of JM Barrie's Peter Pan. The show will take place Pemberton Place. Located adjacent to World of Coca Cola in downtown Atlanta, Pemberton Place is a state-of-the-art circular theatre tent constructed to reach 100 feet high and providing over 1200 tiered seats. Atlanta audiences can enjoy Peter Pan, which is playing now through March 20, 2011. This production tells the classic ...

Hartsfield Hotel Announces Offering Guests 20% Savings on Rates with Any Weekend Stay

2011-02-02
The Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Airport Hotel (North, I-85) is offering 20% savings on Best Available Rates to guests. Now through December 31, 2011 if travelers book any weekend (at any participating Hampton Inn property) they will receive this special savings. As always, guest accommodations include: - Free hot continental breakfast - Complimentary high-speed Internet access - Clean and fresh Hampton bed TM "Perfect for business and leisure travelers, the Hampton Inn & Suites is the ideal place to stay in the area," explain Kelli-Ann Gordon, the Atl Airport hotel's ...

Amusement Management Partners (AMP) Announces Steve Honeycutt as General Manager of Magic Springs

2011-02-02
Amusement Management Partners LLC (AMP) announced today that Steve Honeycutt has joined the team as General Manager of Magic Springs & Crystal Falls in Hot Springs, AR. A theme park industry veteran with more than 34 years experience, Steve joins the Magic Springs team from Elitch Gardens theme park where he served as General Manager. Previously, Honeycutt worked for industry leading operators, including; Kings Entertainment, Anheuser-Busch, and Hershend Family Entertainment Group. "Steve Honeycutt brings a solid history of management, especially in the area of park ...

Pets Best Insurance Customer Ratings Continue to Climb

2011-02-02
Pets Best Insurance's commitment to customer service and satisfaction has landed the company a high rating from satisfied customers on http://www.petinsurancereview.com/petsbest.asp. The site, which allows consumers to post their personal experiences and opinions about pet insurance, provides a public forum for feedback on 12 U.S. pet insurance companies. The website, which is not owned or controlled by any pet insurance company, is updated on a monthly basis with the goal to "assist pet owners who are shopping for pet insurance." "It's no accident that our customers ...

Dental Site Reports Thousands of Free Dental Care Events for Low-Income Readers

Dental Site Reports Thousands of Free Dental Care Events for Low-Income Readers
2011-02-02
WorlDental.org, an online dental health magazine, reported about more than 1500 free dental events since the last February. More than 1 million readers were able to find affordable and free dental services. Many organizations and dental insurers recognize February as Dental Health Month, the time when dental professionals try to raise awareness about the importance of dental health and offer free dental care to needy. "More than 40% of Americans do not have dental insurance," said Christina Malitowski, editor of WorlDental.org. "According to recent study that prevents ...

Deborah Barnes, Author of The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey, Reveals Stunning Book Cover Design & Sample Chapter Excerpt

Deborah Barnes, Author of The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey, Reveals Stunning Book Cover Design & Sample Chapter Excerpt
2011-02-02
Deborah Barnes, author of the upcoming book, The Chronicles of Zee & Zoey - A Journey of the Extraordinarily Ordinary, and the companion blog site, today revealed both the stunning cover design for her book and a sample chapter excerpt. The book relates the story of the journey of Zee, a lovable male Maine Coon cat, and Zoey, a high-spirited female Bengal cat and the amazing relationship and bond that formed between the two of them and the subsequent litter of kittens they had together. "The cover is a delightful and brilliant work of art, enchantingly filled with all ...

Dave Poletti & Associates and Seattle Property Management President Dave Poletti Becomes President of the King County Chapter of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers)

Dave Poletti & Associates and Seattle Property Management President Dave Poletti Becomes President of the King County Chapter of NARPM (National Association of Residential Property Managers)
2011-02-02
NARPM is an association of real estate professionals who must have first-hand knowledge of single-family and small residential property management. This organization promotes the highest standards in business ethics, professionalism and fair housing practices. Members must pass a certification process that confirms that they meet these high standards. Dave Poletti is the President of Dave Poletti & Associates the first Seattle based residential management company to be awarded Certified Residential Management Company (CRMC) status by the NARPM. In order to attain this ...

Frontline Gears Up for Supporting Smart Grid Communication Technologies Adding Saia-Burgess S-Bus, BACnet and IEC-60870-5-102 Communication Technologies

Frontline Gears Up for Supporting Smart Grid Communication Technologies Adding Saia-Burgess S-Bus, BACnet and IEC-60870-5-102 Communication Technologies
2011-02-02
Frontline, a world leader in protocol analyzer test tools, has updated its NetDecoder protocol analyzer tool to support a wide array of Smart Grid communication technologies. Diagnosis and troubleshooting support for Saia-Burgess S-Bus, BACnet and IEC-60870-5-102 communication technologies are now included. Frontline's NetDecoder analyzer already supports other Smart Grid related communication technologies such as DNP3 (both Serial and Ethernet) and the IEC-60870 protocol suite. The IEC-60870-5-102 is used along with the 101, 103 & 104 protocols mainly in the electric ...

Crooked Houses Launched at Central Ohio Home & Garden Show; Creative Village Designed With Kids in Mind

2011-02-02
Guests of the 2011 Central Ohio Home & Garden Show, presented by gridSMART from AEP Ohio, will have an extraordinary opportunity this year to walk through the one-of-a-kind JELD-WEN's Doorway to your Community, a quirky village of Crooked Houses that will connect the Show's two main offerings. For the first time ever, the show will feature the latest kids' playhouse craze, up close and personal. Made popular after their appearance on shows such as TLC's John and Kate Plus 8 and ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Crooked Houses are designed with kids' imagination in ...

The Typical Payday Loan Customer Revealed as Speed-e-Loans Celebrates One Year in Business and 100,000 Applications

2011-02-02
As online payday loan provider speed-e-loans celebrates one year in business on February 5th, the company has released data that may dispel some of the assumptions as to who a typical payday loan customer really is. Statistics from the company - who have received over 100,000 applications since launch - reveal that a typical payday loan customer isn't how the media often portrays them (ie as a heavily indebted, lower income earner or unemployed student) but typically a financially established, professional person needing a one-off cash injection. These customers include ...

Got a Long Commute to Work? Stay in Touch With the World Around You by Watching TV Online for Free at ARGYLEtv.com

Got a Long Commute to Work? Stay in Touch With the World Around You by Watching TV Online for Free at ARGYLEtv.com
2011-02-02
Everyone hates a long commute, but that long commute just got shorter with ARGYLEtv.com. A long commute means that you have a lot of time to kill before you arrive at the place where you "look busy" for 8 or so hours a day. ARGYLEtv.com provides a convenient way of killing that time by allowing you to watch live TV online for free. ARGYLEtv.com has an extremely large database of online internet tv channels. At ARGYLEtv.com you will find live sports, live news, music television, and religious programming. A wise man or woman, which presumably is you, would take advantage ...

InsuranceAgents.com is More Than Insurance Leads: Introducing Our New Automated Follow-Up Email Feature

2011-02-02
InsuranceAgents.com has launched a new e-mail feature that is totally automated and integrates with the company's online insurance leads program. Agents can experiment with its functionality with a no-charge trial for one month. "Email marketing studies have indicated that using automated email follow-ups can increase average insurance agent close rates with insurance leads by 10%. Timely follow-ups can significantly improve sales results, and our email management system is the most efficient way to achieve it," reports Lev Barinskiy, Co-Founder and President of InsuranceAgents.com. ...

Island-scale study reveals climate-change effects

2011-02-01
A large-scale UC Davis experiment with ants, lizards and seaweed on a dozen Caribbean islands shows that predicting the effects of environmental change on complex natural ecosystems requires a large laboratory. The study, which was led by UC Davis ecologist Jonah Piovia-Scott, is described in today's issue of the journal Science. Piovia-Scott said previous studies have found that environmental changes (such as shifts in temperature, precipitation or storm severity) can affect ecosystems by adding or taking away plant and animal species, as well as by shifting the seasonal ...

Scripps Research scientists convert skin cells to beating heart cells

2011-02-01
LA JOLLA, CA – Scripps Research Institute scientists have converted adult skin cells directly into beating heart cells efficiently without having to first go through the laborious process of generating embryonic-like stem cells. The powerful general technology platform could lead to new treatments for a range of diseases and injuries involving cell loss or damage, such as heart disease, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's disease. The work was published January 30, 2011, in an advance, online issue of Nature Cell Biology. "This work represents a new paradigm in stem cell reprogramming," ...
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